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|Gunslinger Girl Vol 2 Vita Passione E Pistole Life Happiness and the Gun|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Henrietta is quickly becoming regarded as one of the most efficient assassins at the Social Welfare Agency. However, life for the other girls at the Agency is not so sunny. Enter the prototype and the problem?The prototype... more »
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Schuylar L. (schuym1) from SIOUX CITY, IA
Reviewed on 9/4/2012...
The second volume of this anime gets into a sort of main antagonist group. It still mostly focuses on the relationship between the cyborg girls and their human agent partners. The show is bittersweet because the girls are taken from their death bed and made into cyborgs for the government, but they can still have a somewhat good life. This is more than just cyborg girls shooting people. There actually is more drama that focuses on the main characters' relationships than actual shooting.
Bittersweet, tragic and heartfelt
bonsai chicken | United States | 08/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Volume 2 of this series continues to chronicle the lives of the girls of Section 2, or the "Social Welfare Agency," which takes in terminally ill or injured young girls and rehabilitates them into cybernetic assassins. It is an unexpectedly tender show which focuses as much (if not more) on the quiet moments in between missions as on the action itself. Particularly touching is the story of Angelica, who came to the agency after being run down by her own parents in a car, and now suffers continual long-term memory loss. We also meet Elsa, a cold and distant girl whom the others fear.
Extras on this disc include clean opening and closing sequences, another "cel-building" demonstration, dossier files for the girls and some trailers."
Great series just gets better!
Richard Baldwin | Gainesville, Florida | 09/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The second DVD of this series (and the middle DVD since this is a short series of three DVDs) gets more into the lives and stories of the girls of the social welfare agency. We are introduced to two new girls of the agency and get more in to the story of the others.
If you are unfamiliar with the story of Gunslinger Girls, there is an agency in modern day Italy that takes in young girls that have had a traumatic event happen in their lives and are unable to cope with life in a normal way. The girls are implanted with cyborg parts and go through a very intensive training program that is referred to as "conditioning". Thes process erases their prior memory. Each girl is hand picked by a fratello, or "brother", that takes care of their every need and makes sure that they get the correct amount of conditioning. This is what makes up a majority of the Gunslinger Girl universe. The handler really controls everything the girls do and the they really have a special bond with them. Don't let this scare you off. This is not at all done in poor taste. The love between the girl and the handler is more of a brother/sister or father/daughter relationship.
I really enjoy the attention to detail that this series takes with the art direction and the gun detail. The music is also top notch. There is mostly classical type of music, but they also use music by the Delgados, which is awesome!
This disk gets more in to the "enemy" that they are facing, but the most of the story in the series still deals with the lives of the girls at the agency. This series gets away with the central "bad guy" type and goes more in to the lives of these girls and their handlers. If you can get past that, than you will really enjoy Gunslinger girls.
The extras on the disk include interviews with all of the voice actors for the girls. They are about five minutes each, and are very candid. There are also clean opening and closing credits as well as some special stuff on the animation of the characters.
Anyway, if you already bought the first DVD, chances are you are most likely going to purchase the second. If you haven't taken a look at this series, you won't go wrong with a great but short series.
Thats what i call entertainment!
W. Adelphin | Florida | 09/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've come to hate television because there's always nothing on,nothing interesting,nothing remotely entertaining.There's a real crisis:producers,tv execs,hollywood big shots all lack of creativity,innovation.But i found out recently that music films and anything creative is like food,in order to be a well-balanced individual we gotta have our daily dose of "healthy" entertainment,not the kind that questions our intellingence (like the reality show crap...).So for me to achieve that i had to look elsewhere,and i found everything that i need watching Anime.Gunslinger Girl in all honesty is one of the best out there,its not your average series,the people behind it are true artists.The show is captivating,smart and above all entertaining.
I think it's a good investment buying any Gunslinger Girl DVDs,buy them all,you won't regret it.Hollywood has given up,instead of releasing good quality movies,they're fighting over teens downloading their crap on the internet,and all the shows on tv look the same,you're smarter than that:Get Gunslinger Girl,now!"